by October 11, 2003 0 comments

This is a 802.11b compliant access point featuring transmission speeds of up to 11MBps and operating in the 2.4Ghz frequency band. It also comes with 4 LAN ports and serves up Fast Ethernet at 100 MBps. The WAN port can be used as an Internet gateway as well. There’s also an uplink switch to connect to your local network.

The device can be used easily in an existing network to serve both wired and wireless clients and can also perform routing. It is targeted at homes and offices, and therefore also has a DHCP server built-in. The throughput tested by hand-timing a 50 MB folder with a collection of large and small files took about 177 seconds, which would result in a raw throughput of about 2.3 MBps on an average. The best part was that the throughput did not vary greatly with variation in signal strength. 

You can configure the device only by using its Web-based interface, since other options like Telnet, RS232 are not there. 

The device supports a firewall and 64/128-bit WEP encryption. You can specify which IP addresses you want to block or allow access to. 

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Price : Rs 32,290 per pair 
Key specs : Web-based configuration, built-in firewall, hacker log and access control in addition to WEP.
Contact : Dax Networks. Chennai.
Tel : 24323558.
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There’s also a Hacker-Attack log where you can see which machines have been trying to access the network and on which port. 

Other features include support for Virtual server setup, Dynamic DNS, firmware upgrade via the web-interface and WAN MAC cloning. You can backup and restore the settings from the Web-based console as well. 

Shruti Pareek

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